New Beatle/Beach Boy Facts


Reflection on the two titans of entertainment and enlightenment.

A Gathering of Threads


The culmination of ebr version 2.0 (an html- and java-based Web production), the spring 1999 “gathering of threads” introduced an important component into the journal design: the thREAD that actively conducts readers among affiliated essays.

Accretive Dreams, Junk Narrativity, & Orphaned Excess in Moderation


Lance Olsen reviews hypertext writing, past and present, by Robert Arellano.

An American Art Critic in Paris: a nigtmare with and about John Brunetti


>–> Chicago art critic John Brunetti reviews The Truth on Tape, a survey of Daniel Wenk’s art

No. No. [Novel not to die


Stacey Levine reviews Re.La.Vir by Jan Ramjerdi.

Intersection and Struggle: Poetry In a New Landscape


Brandon Barr considers Loss Glazier’s attempt at a hypertext poetics that moves beyond the link.

The Language of Music and Sound


Against the notion that music is the most abstract of art forms, Olivia Block thinks of music as a language with its own vocabulary of sounds, patterns, rhythms, notes. On the day of a performance in Kyoto, Japan, these reflections alter Block’s sense of her own language, English, deconstructed by Japanese advertisements, tee-shirts, “American” candy-bar wrappers, and text-cell phones.

Tattoo it in Skin: A Literary Prediction


RVV Rob Wittig, Scriptor, fast forwards to a future when teenagers in neo-nikes and neo-soccer jerseys recreate ye olden days of the True Hip Hop Troubadour, circa Y2K.

scholarship with attitude


Steve Tomasula, who co-edited the two “image + narrative” issues of ebr in 1997, came in at the tailend of the discussions, when we stopped talking and began the three-year-long process of buiding the database/interface.

Perloff in the Nineties


David Zauhar reads Marjorie Perloff the way she reads poetry and philosophy: as ways of doing, rather than saying